February 7th, 2013

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Recommendations: Graphic Novels Teens Will Love and Their Possibly Prudish Parents Will Not Be Offen

So I wanted a "safe" choice for a graphic novel to use in a teen book club I'm going to host. It includes a lot of young teens and I don't really know the parents nor am I in the mood for controversy... Hence my desire for a safe choice sans "adult content." But I really don't want something boring and am not an expert in the field of graphic novels. So I took to Twitter and asked for "Graphic Novels Teens Will Love and Their Possibly Prudish Parents Will Not Be Offended By?" Here are some of the results. I can't vouch for them as I have not read any (except for Smile, which was great) but I bet they're all good choices. My twitter friends are very bookish and smart and very kind to share their wisdom. So here goes:

Graphic Novels Teens Will Love and Their Possibly Prudish Parents Will Not Be Offended By:

Bone
by Jeff Smith
Thieves and Kings by Mark Oakley
Brian Vaughan's Runaways series
I Kill Giants Joe Kelly
Chiggers by Hope Larson
KENK: A Graphic Portrait
Sandman by Neil Gaiman
(Any book) by Doug Tennapel 
Smile by Raina Telgemeie


Feel free to add suggestions or disagree with the above in the comments. Thanks!